Is Roy Keane the most articulate commentator on our secular world?
If I was to offer advice to Wayne Rooney, who is a good lad, I would tell him to make sure he looks after number one. Players are pieces of meat – that is how I look at it. When your time's up, your time's up.
Thomas Hobbes would have roundly applauded Keane's astute comments when he wrote this:
The Value, or Worth of a man, is as of all other things, his Price… And as in other things, so in men, not the seller, but the buyer determines the Price. Leviathan (chapter 10)
In a time when the Christian faith is increasingly sidelined and marginalised can we learn anything from Roy and Thomas?